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diabetic dermopathy

 

Definition: small macules and papules of the extensor surfaces of the extremities, most commonly the shins of diabetic patients, which become atrophic, hyperpigmented, and occasionally undergo ulceration with scarring; may be a manifestation of microangiopathy.

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